With a decent performance this could have been a 4 star. I had read the book before and liked certain aspects very much.
The woman lacked some sense.
Anyone. I hate to say such awful things about anyone trying to earn their living, but she was just awful. I could have overlooked, with effort, her too strident, too fast narration and her Southern accent that just did not seem right for these characters. But I can not tolerate someone who did not even prepare herself by discovering how to pronounce the words. "Burnoose" does not rhyme with "furnace", "sanguine" does not rhyme with "beguine" or "queen", and "lithe" [and this one set me off yelling as it was farther in the book and barely hanging on] DOES NOT RHYME WITH "PITH". Look it up or use howjsay.com.
Disappointment. I have been a fan of Blake's for a long time, but her narrators so far are not great.
You are your own rescuer.
I loved the detailed explanations of the different ways people cope with the "survival arc".
Potter is a great reader. I seek her out and that is how I found this book.
I would not listen to it in one sitting because there is too much to take in. But I have already listened to it twice in the last few months and will listen again soon. I want to learn the lessons well as well as remember many of the people she writes about. I will also seek out books about those people.
One defect is her insistence on an evolutionary explanation for heroism. It was a real stretch. And she did not mention the "Man in the Water" who passed the rope each time and is unknown except that he was on the other side of the tail section and had leg injuries. Hard to have an evolutionary explanation for that. Of course he is not alive to interview.
This is the second time I have listened to this book and could do it again. There is humor along with the horror and history made accessible to the lazy [me]. All the Sharpe books are fascinating and have induced me to read pure history books about this time and especially the career of the Duke of Wellington.
I loved the moments of humor in the midst of disaster.
Patrick Tull narrates the Master and Commander series by O'Brian and I love his narration. He and Frederick Davidson are the Sharpe narrators I will listen to. Otherwise I read the book. Patrick Tull is the greatest!
It is at the top of my listening experiences. I listened to the last one and this one was as good. I wish everyone would listen to this.
Comments about global warming were important.
I enjoy The Daly Show so I do not know why I did not get into this. It just seemed boring, and I gave up on it pretty fast.
Yes, I listened, although the voice for the main male was annoying. It is very difficult to get the manly voice correct with the personality, but I was particularly disappointed in this one. But I love this story and it compelled me to investigate the history behind the story.
The story of the escape to the Mosquito Coast and the events there are very compelling. The whole story is fascinating and I have read it many times.
She missed the main male persona completely. Her main female voice sounded too old.
Yes, it is interesting and Patrick Tull is great.
I like all the Sharpe books and this is no exception.
These characters are fascinating and they have a rare chemistry. Really a fun read because of their interaction.
Judith Ivory is incomparable except to Judy Cuervas, her other name. Dance by Cuervas is similar.
I have not paid attention to names, except Patrick Tull, Anna Fields, and Frederick Davidson, but I think Violet Primm was very good and I would definitely listen again to her recordings and pay more attention to names now that I can get more books through Audible. I am not sure, but I think she did The Widow's Kiss which I enjoyed.
I felt anger for the bad way the characters were being treated. I was involved and I loved the older woman, younger man theme.
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